US consumers empty shelves amid concerns over Covid-19 meat shortages


Agriculture department reported beef production down nearly 25% compared to last year, and pork production down 15%

US meat production has continued to decline as the coronavirus crisis forces the shutdown of more processing facilities, sparking fears of shortages at grocery stores nationwide.

The US Department of Agriculture’s weekly report found that from 27 April, beef production was down nearly 25% compared to the same time last year. Pork production was down 15%.

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